sep 03, 2011
THE ROCKER REVOLUTION
The ideal shape for maximum fun on the slopes: ATOMIC's tailor-made Rocker philosophies.
We at ATOMIC strive to build the perfect ski. Or, to be more precise: we strive to build the perfect ski for every skier and every terrain. Which is why we precisely tailor the waist, flex and materials to the intended purpose of our skis. But we don't stop there. To optimize the behavior of the ski for soft, uneven or hard snow, we also offer three different profile constructions: Powder Rocker, Adaptive Rocker and Active Camber. Which means ATOMIC is able to provide every skier with a ski which not only meets but also exceeds his or her expectations.
TECHNICAL BACKGROUND: WHAT IS THE SHAPE OF A SKI, WHAT IS A ROCKER?
How big is the camber, how pronounced is the curve at the tip and where are the ski's contact points – those points at which the ski makes contact with the snow when not under stress? All of these factors determine the shape and influence the character and behavior of the ski considerably. When the classic camber below the binding is combined with a negative camber at the tip ("Rocker"), the agility and lift of the ski in soft snow can be improved while also maintaining stability on harder terrain.
THREE PROFILE PHILOSOPHIES FOR MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE
By developing three individual shape variations, ATOMIC is able to provide every skier with the perfect equipment for any terrain. The choice of Powder Rocker, Adaptive Rocker or Active Camber can be determined by asking one simple question: where do you intend to go skiing?
OUR ACE IN THE HOLE FOR SOFT SNOW: POWDER ROCKER
Ultimate lift in deep fresh snow, stability on harder terrain: the Powder Rocker combines classic camber with a pronounced Rocker Shape at the ski tip. Delivering stability and maximum lift in powder snow. Depending on the skier and intended use of the ski, ATOMIC offers both moderate and more radical models with a gentler or more pronounced curve. The Pop Rocker variation features a Powder Rocker at the tip and tail. Models: e.g. Atlas, Bent Chetler, Blog, Access, Century
OUR ALL-ROUNDER FOR VARIABLE SNOW CONDITIONS: ADAPTIVE ROCKER
The secret weapon in the all-mountain skier's arsenal: flexible, versatile and precise. The Adaptive Rocker maximizes the effective edge length, combining maximum edge grip with unbridled fun on the slopes in soft snow. Because the tip lifts slightly under pressure, the ski turns easily, does not edge and delivers optimum lift in soft snow. Models: e.g. Nomad, Ascape, Affinity
OUR CLASSIC FOR HARD SNOW: ACTIVE CAMBER
The classic profile maximizes the effective edge length while ensuring smoothness and providing optimum support on hard to icy terrain. Making this construction ideal for skiers who prefer to ski on-piste. Models: e.g. D2, Cloud
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